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Comment OMG The licensing (Score 1) 557

MS Enterprise Agreement Licensing is expensive and confusing.

An EA operating system license gets you unlimited upgrade rights for $80 per year per machine. This is unrealistic for government agencies who upgrade OS maybe once every 5 years. Also unlimited upgrade rights on Office for just $300 per year, also upgraded once every maybe 2 to 5 years.

The only benefit is yearly licensing can be budgeted. Where if you upgrade every 5 years, the money will not be in your budget.

Comment Can't wait for the real Cost Savings (Score 1) 145

It is nice and all to keep me from spending $100 every 2-3 years on a new OS. But that's not where the money is. Active Directory and Client Access Licenses are the money makers. Too much money. When ReactOS performs in the server space, then my pants will get tight over the new version.

Comment Smaller and more personal, NOT BIGGER (Score 1) 67

Problem: I have a crick in my neck from craning to see a single screen of any size in conference rooms, people turning the resolution down to 800x600 to get the fonts bigger for people in the back, and the constant projector focusing.

I want a solution using cheap (~$60) personal tablets that interconnect and share a single screen from a presentation PC. Yet I cannot find this that integrates well with Windows applications. 15 Chinese androids and one presenter laptop. Why is this so hard?

No, let's build on the broken model of everyone sharing a single huge expensive device.

Comment Re:The downside of this (Score 1) 189

The assumption in all this is that twitter is ISIS' command and control center. It's not. Any direction provided by twitter most likely requires confirmation and attendance in a training facility before deployment.

To discount an enemies intelligence is a fatal position to take.

Anonymous did the the best they could do. Embarrass them and make them look incompetent. Stone age treatment for stone age ideas.

Comment Re:All On-Premise Equipment Should Be Purchasable (Score 1) 75

Yeah, I tried that. Verizon prices their DVR at $20 per month rental (California). TiVo DVR = ~$99 plus $15 monthly fee (For what, I don't know) + $5 month CableCard from Verizon.

Coincidence that both = $20 per month? I think not.

Just cut the cord, buy an OTA DVR for $50 and subscribe to Netflix or Hulu for the rest. Sorry about Walking Dead, but you will be a season behind.

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